Alero Akporiaye

Associate Professor
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RISD faculty member Alero Akporiaye
PHD, University of Texas - Dallas

Alero Akporiaye is an assistant professor of political economy in the History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences department. She is an international political economist who studies and publishes research on political risk, oil politics and corporate social responsibility. She utilizes quantitative, qualitative and experimental methods in her research and has developed a differentiated, longitudinal, cross-national measure of corporate social responsibility from the literature that she has applied in her research on crude oil production. She continues to investigate her current research interests and has future research interests that will explore Black feminisms in international political economy. She is from Warri in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Academic areas of interest

  • International and comparative political economy
  • Political risk and multinational corporations
  • Politics of foreign direct investment
  • Political economy of energy extraction
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Experimental methods in international political economy

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

HPSS S439-01 - POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS
Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

HPSS S439-01

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: M | 9:40 AM - 12:40 PM Instructor(s): Alero Akporiaye Location(s): College Building, Room 301 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

How do goods/products get from producers to consumers? Global supply chains are involved in the global system of organizations, people, processes, and resources that transform raw materials into finished products. Additionally, these complex processes and networks are responsible for delivering finished products to consumers. In this course, we will first lay a foundation for understanding global supply chains, drawing from political science, economics, and management. Next, we will engage in critical analysis of the process and network with respect to issues that include human rights, gender, the environment, and labor standards. We will correspondingly examine the roles of actors such as governments, firms, consumers, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations involved in global supply chains.

Elective

HPSS S439-02 - POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS
Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

HPSS S439-02

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

Level Undergraduate
Unit History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences
Subject History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: M | 1:10 PM - 4:10 PM Instructor(s): Alero Akporiaye Location(s): College Building, Room 301 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

How do goods/products get from producers to consumers? Global supply chains are involved in the global system of organizations, people, processes, and resources that transform raw materials into finished products. Additionally, these complex processes and networks are responsible for delivering finished products to consumers. In this course, we will first lay a foundation for understanding global supply chains, drawing from political science, economics, and management. Next, we will engage in critical analysis of the process and network with respect to issues that include human rights, gender, the environment, and labor standards. We will correspondingly examine the roles of actors such as governments, firms, consumers, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations involved in global supply chains.

Elective

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RISD faculty member Alero Akporiaye
PHD, University of Texas - Dallas